Tattoos are painful. Everyone knows this. It's hard to answer "how painful is a tattoo" because there's so many factors that go into it. First and far most, it depends on the person's pain threshold. Next, it depends on your artist — whether they have a heavy or light hand. Lastly, it depends on what body part you're getting tattooed. Some spots hurt more than others. It's easy to say the the ones that are right on the bone and the tender ones hurt the most. This typically means the foot, the rib cage, the wrist, and the armpit.
Just the thought of getting a tattoo at where the armpit is gives me shivers. It's a very tender spot that you can just tell is going to hurt. With that said, people who still go through with them are very brave people. It's an odd area to get tattooed, but it comes out pretty nice if done well. Here's some of those brave people below.
#1. Dotted Mandala
A mandala that’s colored and shaded in with the technique of stippling, otherwise known as dotting. Beautiful isn’t it?
#2. Skeleton Head
An American traditional styled skeleton head with some flames coming out of it.
#3. Conjuring Movie Poster
An eerie scene from the movie, The Conjuring. The noose hanging on the leaf-less tree certainly adds a creepy touch.
#4. Black and Grey Sunflowers
A crisp and detailed ornamental design of sunflowers. They almost look like a fan. Definitely one of the more delicate looking ones.
#5. Japanse Dragon
A Japanese styled dragon coming out of some clouds. Not really sure why the head is so much bigger than the body.